Johannes ZITS

The project

The cherry trees in High Park were given to the City of Toronto over the years by various Japanese dignitaries visiting Toronto. As national flower of Japan, cherry blossom is symbolic of spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. This spring, the city closed the park to prevent large crowds from gathering to see the trees in bloom.

The other two images also suggest states of renewal, shared ecosystems and the temporality of life. In all three photographs, the play of sunlight is especially significant whether it be early morning, coming through the canopy, or a flair of luminous green appearing after a storm downs an old tree.